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    Playground Construction at Fuller Park

    A dedicated Parks Millage was approved by Grand Rapids voters on November 5, 2013. This 7-year millage provides funding for repair, rehabilitation, and new improvements to parks, pools, and playgrounds. 

    Thank you, Grand Rapids residents, for your support!

    What's happening now

    Planning for four parks was completed in the fall of 2016 for construction in the summer of 2017. Community meetings were scheduled with neighborhood associations to gain community input on park design and improvements.

    ​Aberdeen Park - Completed concept plan available here.
    Alexander Park - ​Completed concept plan available here​.
    Ball Perkins Park Completed concept plan available here.

    ​​Construction for Aberdeen, Alexander, and Ball Perkins Parks is now underway.

    Huff Park - Upgrades to boardwalk, restrooms, and playground. Construction is anticipated to begin October 2017, with anticipated completion in April 2018. Concept plans: Boar​dwalk; Restr​ooms


    ​Coming Up

    Community meetings are taking place summer of 2017 for input on park design and improvements, with construction to take place in the summer of 2018. 

    Cambridge Park - Tuesday, August 15 6:00pm at Cambridge Park pavilion (1444 Gladstone SE)

    Cheseboro Park - Wednesday, August 23 6:00pm at Cheseboro Park (951 Merritt SE)

    Coit Park - Thursday, August 17 6:00pm at Newberry Place Common House (800 Livingston NE)

    Mooney Park - Tuesday, August 22 6:00pm at Mooney Park (314 Logan SE)

    Ottawa Hills Park - Tuesday, August 29 6:00pm at Ottawa Hills Park near the playground (2060 Oakfield SE)

    Plaster Creek Family Park - TBD

    Martin Luther King Park - Community meetings have been underway summer 2017 to discuss future improvements. Next community meeting TBD

    Results from May 10 community meeting can be found here

    Bike Park
     - Continued  planning for upgrades to bike tracks and other facilities are planned for summer 2018. ​​
    ​Next comm​u​nity meeting TBD

    Past Projects 

    Improvements to six parks (Camelot, Campau, Dickinson, Douglas, Mary Waters, and Mulick) were completed in 2016. 

    2016 Concept Plans.pdf              

     ​​Improvements to eight parks (Cherry, Fuller, Garfield, Highland, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Westown, and Wilcox) were completed in 2015.  

    More information

    Questions or comments? Please contact us!
    Phone: (616) 456-3696